Elton John, David Furnish Asked Lady Gaga to Be Son Elijah's Godmother

Celebrity Moms Apr. 25, 2013 AT 7:30PM
Elton John says he and husband David Furnish asked Lady Gaga to act as godmother for son Elijah. Elton John says he and husband David Furnish asked Lady Gaga to act as godmother for son Elijah. Credit: Kevin Kane/WireImage.com

Gaga's a godmother -- again! Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish were so impressed with Lady Gaga's guidance as a godmother to their son Zachary, 2, that they asked for an encore performance when they welcomed son Elijah, 3 months, in January. Speaking to Extra on Thursday, April 25, about life with their children, the "I'm Still Standing" singer, 65, and Furnish, 50, gushed that Gaga is the perfect choice to help their kids navigate life, love, and showbiz.

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"She's a great role model, she's young, [and] she's been a great godmother to Zachary," John said of the "Born This Way" singer. "We're all bonkers in this business, but we're human beings at the same time."

The legendary musician, married to longtime partner Furnish since 2005, expressed a similar sentiment back in 2011, when he first confirmed rumors that the pop star was Zachary's godmother. "There's a real simple person under there who loves her parents," he explained to Barbara Walters.

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Added Furnish: "Zachary's going to inherit an incredible musical legacy from his father one day, and she will be a good person to guide him through the ins and outs of the music business, 'cause she sure knows everything about the business now."

The proud parents also spoke to Extra about how their lives have changed since the birth of their kids (via surrogate). "You learn so much about yourself and about life by seeing children," Furnish said.

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One of the biggest differences in the couple's post-baby existence is their definition of fun. "I love getting up in the morning and having breakfast with Zachary," John raved, adding that he and his sons have a 6:30 "tubby time" ritual. "Everything I thought I would find annoying about having children, like screaming and shouting and tantrums...I don't find any of it annoying. I find it all enchanting."

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